LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – Two troopers with Nevada State Police were struck and killed on Thursday morning in Las Vegas, authorities say.

According to police, the two troopers were conducting a “motor assist” early Thursday morning when they were struck by a vehicle. The two officers were pronounced deceased, authorities said.

The investigation is on-going and will be conducted by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

“Our prayers are with the families and loved ones of our fallen Troopers,” Nevada State Police said in a statement.

Law enforcement from across the valley joined together for a procession for the two fallen troopers.

A procession was held for two Nevada State Police troopers who were struck and killed on a Las Vegas freeway.

Authorities will provide an update later today. FOX5 will stream the briefing on Facebook as it occurs.


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